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good morning. it is friday, july 22nd, this is your "a.m.: wake-up call." i'm oolly velshi. the federal government is about to take its final steps towards ending don't ask don't tell. today the pentagon is ready to certify it will admit openly gay members without sacrificing security. the president has to endorse it and then there's a 60-day waiting period. after that the controversial policy is history. 11 days to default and still
no deal on the debt ceiling, but it is a new day. our sources say president obama is trying to koex members of his own party, while cutting as much as $3 trillion in spending. that is going to mean changes in health and retirement programs, also puts off tax reform, something a lot of people felt is very important, until later. the details are very fluid. no agreements yet. congressional democrats are very nervous. the president trying to figure out a way to work it out. he's holding a two-hour meeting at the white house. he did that last night. writing about compromise in this morning's "usa today." "some of the cuts would target worthwhile programs that do a lot of good for our country. there are cuts some people in my own party aren't too happy about and frankly, i wouldn't make them if we didn't have so much debt." this is a sales pitch to the american people, many who want less finger pointing and more
action. >> i blame both parties for the stalemate. >> all the people responsible for this are elected to do a job. >> if i did my job like that, i would be fired. >> keep in mind the deadline is august 2nd. the clock is ticking. you don't need me to tell you it's hot out there. triple-digit scorchers across a lot of the country. the weather service blaming more than 20 deaths on the temperatures. stressing the nation's power grid to the max. >> the longer it stays hot and the longer the system has to go without being able to cool off, the morris ski it gets and the more stress builds up in the system. energy secretary stephen chu says his agency is ready. andrew deyoung was declared dead at 8:04 p.m. thursday, 15 years after being convicted of
murdering his parents and sister. courts allowed the execution to be taped to document his reaction to the injection. a break through in the nfl lockout. nfl owners gave the thumbs up to a ten-year revenue sharing agreement to end the four-month work stoppage. >> hopefully we can all work quickly, expeditiously and get this agreement done. it's time to get back to football. that's what everybody here wants. >> now it's the players' turn to vote. sf players approve the deal, team facilities could be open as early as tomorrow. a woman suspected of having ties to the group anonymous says she's not dangerous and not associated with anyone. tracy zen swale la and 13 other people were picked up in a big fbi raid this week. the justice department says the
woman is part of a collective that attacked several wreb sites. she's under a judge's orders not to use the internet except to talk to her lawyer. the nikkei and hang seng closing up. kristie lu stout standing by. markets rallying on the heels of this debt bailout plan for greece. >> that's right. european leaders meeting in brussels have finally reached a deal to give greece a second bailout. that has been well received on the global stock markets, uk, french and german markets all on the rise. the nikkei in japan closed higher. the euro continued to rise further against the u.s. dollar. european policymakers believed this deal, which is worth almost a quarter of a trillion dollars will contain europe's debt crisis and give greece more breathing room. >> some say this rescue plan is not going to be enough to solve
long-term problems in greece or the eurozone. >> that's right. the markets are rallying right now. there is fear among european leaders, fears that imposing losses on greece's lenders could cause the debt crisis to spread to italy and spain, and that's because of a sharp increase in the rate at any markets would be willing to lend. despite the fear, as which just reported, the markets consider this deal a within. a senior economist at moody's say the plans should go a long way to make greece's debt burden sustainable. >> kristie lu stout in hong kong. do you take your smart phone with you everywhere you go? i do. do you take it in the bathroom with you? 39% of people admit they take their phones with them when it's time to get some business done while doing your business. of that 39%, 19% say they've dropped their phones in the toilet. think about that. triple-digit temps blamed
for more than 20 deaths. today may be the hottest day yet. let's go to rob marciano live in atlanta. >> it's hot. >> i don't even know what to ask you about this. i've never seen the map behind you look like that. >> when you get into the pinks and purples, that's when you know there's bad news on the horizon. ridiculously hot temperatures yesterday. for a while we didn't have much in the way of record breaking temperatures. we set all sorts of records yesterday, especially across northern new england and upstate new york. today and tomorrow, not a whole lot better. just getting through today, which will have similar numbers at least in new york and d.c. and raleigh, tomorrow is going to be no better. chicago sees a little break as we get through the weekend and eventually in through new york city, down into the 80s as far as the heat index goes on sunday. until then, the next two days will be ridiculously hot and heat advisories continue to be
painted across a large swath of the u.s. hurricane dora once was almost a category five storm, now falling apart, category two, with winds of 105 miles per hour. isolated storms today in atlanta, d.c., minneapolis, chicago, miami and orlando. those are the areas we expect to see thunderstorms. hazy and hot conditions expected to continue until further notice. one way to cool off, if you're a horse ali. i haven't seen this video yet. when we're kids, we play in the springers. that's what i used to do as a kid. if you're a horse, you do the same thing. i guess you do it with the blinders on. that must feel like you, especially that darker colored horse, sweating it out. >> i think without the blinders, the horse might follow the sprinkler action. do whatever you've got to do. if you're not in the ac and keep
coo cool. >> now he's pointing at it. >> rob, i'll catch up with you later. rob marciano on the weather center. a group of gay rights activists show up at a christian clinic run by republican presidential candidate michele bachmann and her husband. first, our quote of the day, my children are not in a public position. can you guess which politician said it and why? that's coming up after the break. it's eight minutes after the hour.
>> oh, mary ann, let me break the news to you, my children are not in a public position. the mayor is, and i look forward to our future interview. >> i'm done, especially after that. >> wow, gets up, walks out of the interview. new jersey governor chris christie was asked a similar question recently. he got equally testy about it but stayed for the interview. for republican candidates hoping to snag the 2012 bid, it's a bit of a jungle out there. here is jon stewart with your morning punch line. >> they need strength. they will need agility, they will need luck, but mostly to survive, they will need money. >> gingrich, $2 million, rick santorum not so much, half a million dollars. >> $500,000 in the work chest. bye-bye. >> what about that old silver back, newt gingrich?
by the way, he stopped shaving his back when he left congress. >> i wonder how "the daily show" will depict pawlenty's demise? if a pawlenty campaign falls in the woods, does it make a sound? >> herman cain raised $2 million. that's a lot of pepperoni for the godfather of pepperoni pizza. there's one candidate who seems to be gaining strength. michele bachmann. >> michele bachmann's migraines and whether this should be considered a campaign issue. >> got to say, of all my issues with bachmann's brain. >> $18 million raised. mitt romney is the king of the jungle, the thick maned, super predator of the race, the republican's aslund.
time for your political ticker with tim farley live from washington. 11 days and counting until the debt ceiling deadline. what's your feeling? do you think we're getting closer? >> i think you got it in the beginning when you said the democrats are netting nervous. harry reid and nancy pelosi asking why they're not a part of the conversation. there was a confrontation between pelosi and senator lu. he evidently said something to the effect there is no deal and you would be informed if there was one. that's where the president is getting push from. the point is we're counting down and we need to get something quickly. the senate is working on it today. the house will probably be working and voting on something monday relative to cut, cap and balance and maybe we'll see balance after that. >> talking about michele bachmann and her migraine, not
another headache having to do with with the clinic she runs with her husband, councils gays to be straight. i guess activists got to the place. >> evidently marcus bachmann, her husband said on a christian radio show about a year ago that barbarians need to be treated. the barbarian horde descended on their clinic. i was watching this and wondering at some point was somebody going to yell at the camera "what's in your wallet?" the glitter flute. the bachmanns weren't there for that. this is an issue that's really not as big as an issue for some candidates. i'm sure mitt romney is watching closely and enjoying it. >> a lot of people are saying this doesn't hurt mish shul bachmann with her core, that her husband runs the clinic, that argues that gays can be counseled into being straight. >> the key here is they have
received money from the federal government. that seems to go against her rather small government philosophy. it's not so much the social issue. it's getting money for medicare and medicaid. >> tim farley, the host of "morning briefing" on serious potus xm radio. sarah palin keeps people guessing about whether she'll enter the 2012 race or not. her daughter bristol told hln's dr. drew she's optimistic about her mom's chances if she decides to run. >> i think she's so smart and i think she could debate everyone and do well. >> you hope she doesn't win? i can imagine as the daughter, oh, please, don't do that? >> i think people will be talking about my li and her and us no matter what they're doing. >> do you like that? >> i don't know how to feel about it. i think there's awesome opportunities that come with it. but then i think there's lots of
drawbacks and negatives towards it. i think whatever she does will be right for her family and right for herself. >> now, speaking of sarah palin, she is on "time" magazine's top ten list of wives throughout history who have held their own. time has a very specific name for these women. i'm not really wanting to use that name at this hour of the morning. you can look it up on "time." other women, tough women, wooifgs through history, eleanor roosevelt, queen isabelle of spain, june carter cash, johnny cash's wife, cleopatra. a new book out by the way. she didn't write it. sarah palin at five, ellen degeneres and portia de rossi, michelle obama, the rani of jhan. sifrnlths. melinda gates at nine. tiger woods' ex-is on the ex.
the list was compiled after rupert murdoch's wife wendi leapt to his defense when a protester threw shaving foam at him while he was testifying before a british parliamentary committee. superheroes, fans and stars are converging on san diego this weekend. it is comic-con 2011. i know there are some of you out there. you can tweet me if you're involved in comic books. the annual trade show that shines the spotlight on what's next, what's new in popular culture, sold out this year, by the way, more than 100,000 ticket holders rubbing elbows with celebrities and getting a sneak peek on what's what. for the city of san diego, it's an economic bonanza. >> the economic impact over the next three years will be over $50 million. we're going to be expanding our convention center. one of the big reasons is because of comic-con. the mayor says after the convention center expansion is
finished, it will add another 8,000 jobs. an electronic tongue tells you if your juice labels are lying. what in the world does it look like? i'll show you after this. be nice to your pest control guys today. today is national day of rat catchers. it was created to celebrate the pied piper but refers to pest control people everywhere. it's 19 minutes after the hour. ♪ let me do a few tricks ♪ some old and then some new tricks ♪ ♪ i'm very versatile ♪ so let me entertain you ♪ and we'll have a real good time ♪ [ male announcer ] with beats audio and flash, you can experience richer music and download movies straight to the new hp touchpad with webos.
it is 22 minutes after the hour. here are three things to have on your radar today. the pentagon expected to certify the repeal of don't ask don't tell, meaning the military is prepared to accept openly gay and lesbians. the president to discuss the on going efforts to find a balanced approach to deficit production. a welcome home ceremony planned for the "atlantis" astronauts. let's go to monita rajpal. a famine in parts of somalia, drought is compounding the problem. give me a sense of how serious this problem is. >> it's an incredibly desperate situation. famine is declared when there is mass starvation. we're talking about 4 million people in somalia. that's half the country's
population are at risk of starvation. a per foeblth storm of a situation where there is drought, conflict and poverty. that's why thousands of somalis are trying to flee the country to head south into kenya where there are refugee camps and some food set up by the un aid agencies. of course, the situation is becoming increasingly desperate. the un secretary general said 3.7 million people are in a crisis situation. in terms of the amount of money needed to help get the aid, buy the food and the water desperately required, $1.6 billion is needed and about $300 million is required in the next two months alone. the u.s. has given back $28 million already in immediate assistance. that is in addition to some $400 million they've already given in emergency aid over the past year. it's an credibly desperate situation, and a lot of those people who are suffering right now are children, ali.
>> all right. this famine triggered an editorial cartoon in a murdoch-owned newspaper. i saw the cartoon this morning. it's drawing some criticism. >> it's disturbing, to say the least. this was in "the times" newspaper owned by rupert murdoch's news corp. as you can see, it depicts starving people. and the caption says i have a belly full of phone hacking. i don't know if they were trying to be smart or funny in any way. there has been a lot of online criticism as a result of this. people are calling it as distasteful. as journalists we shouldn't really give our personal opinion on stories, but it really is quite distasteful, ali. >> it's a strange one. always difficult when you're talking about cartoonist because they operate in a sort of different editorial space. the juxtaposition of phone hacking and famine in somalia does sit strangely.
good to see you, monita rajpal in london. an underwater robot the size of an egg could limit contamination from nuclear plants. it's been developed to swim through pipes at nuclear facilities checking for signs of corrosion. leaking pipes can lead to contaminated ground water. keep in mind about half of all reactors in the united states are at least 30 years old. the state of california is axing its rebate program for people who buy all electric cars. the "los angeles times" states the state has run out of $5,000 rebates. they could end up with smaller rebates of $250 apiece. that california rebate is bigger than anywhere else in the united states and made it a real advantage to buy an electric car in california as opposed to somewhere else. get ready for this. you're about to see pictures of an electronic tongue. i warn you it doesn't look
talking about triple digit scorchers across much of the country. the weather service blaming 20 deaths on this record breaking heat. proof it is dangerous, people cranking up the ac just to cope, stressing our power grids to the max. >> the longer it stays hot and the longer the system has to go without being able to cool off, the morris ski it gets and the more stress builds up in the system. energy secretary stephen chu says his agency is ready to spring into action. today the pentagon is expected to cert five that it is prepared to accept openly gay service members without sacrificing national security, that's according to a u.s. official who spoke on the condition of anonymity. the president has to endorse the certification, then a two-month waiting period. after that the controversial policy is history. nearly three dozen schools in new jersey are being investigated for possible
cheating. a study showed high instances of eraseure marks, showing wrong to right answers were shown two to five times as often as the state average. we've seen eye opening pictures taken from space before, but check this out. this is the view of the space shuttle "atlantis" looking like a bean sprout as it made its way home, a unique perspective because the picture was taken from up above by the expedition 28 crew of the international space station. some florida drivers are upset the state is selling names, addresses and birth dates to data collection firms. our affiliate wctv in tallahassee reports the state raked in $63 million from the practice last year. a spokesperson from the florida department of highway and safety and motor vehicles say no laws
are being broken. some drivers aren't satisfied with that. >> honestly pretty shocking. that's not something i think the government should be doing or the dmv. >> these companies exist for a reason. if it were not for them, it would take floridians weeks to get insurance coverage. >> the spokesperson says the state never gives out social security numbers. that's nice. she admits the profit from the information they sell does go back to the states. let's go to carter evans here in new york city where marnths ake set to open in a few hours. i hope the air conditioners are working there today. >> it was hot when i was walking in today, 85 degrees outside at 4:00 a.m. in new york city. hopefully the markets are hot as well. on word on this greek debt deal, markets around the world are responding in positive ways. our futures are looking good as well. i think investors here in the u.s. are hoping that our lawmakers can come up with a deal to settle our debt right now.
so that's still in the picture. but this greek debt deal has been a long time coming. a lot of people are really happy about that. honeywell reporting later today. so far earnings have been pretty good. >> talk to me ability tech, about microsoft and intel. >> microsoft reporting yesterday, even though windows is sputtering, microsoft has plenty of gas left in the tank. the company says the sales of xbox 360 and kinect soared 30% in the last quarter. a lot of people love that kinect system. xbox is the 12th console for the 12th month in a role. microsoft growing its overall sales by 8% over the past three months to, get this, $17.4 billion. that's despite a sales slump from windows. it's better than forecast, great news for microsoft. all this, as you know, intel reporting record sales, up 11%. that's a big accomplishment as you know because consumer pc
sales are dropping. people are buying tablets. they're buying phones. they're occasionally buying laptops, but not buying desk tops anymore. this is a big accomplishment for intel. great news for the tech industry. so far, so good when it comes to earnings. we've got to get this debt crisis settled. >> i'm no gamer, but i love kinect. >> it's awesome. microsoft came here a few months ago when they were introducing it. i got to play kinect with the cfo of the company. quite an experience. it's incredible. >> good to see you, my friend. carter evans at the nasdaq market site. today ice businessman special, "my yearbook" has sold for a whole lot of money, $100 million. teenage sub blings founded the site back in 2005. it's a cross between facebook and a date b website with a push on gaming. it says it hit a billion mobile page views in june, way up from
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in an hour your car will be 123 degrees inside. time for your political ticker with tim farley host of "morning briefing." the only saving grace in washington is congress and the white house are both air conditioned, incentive to stick around and get the debt deal done. i have to say, tim, for those of us outside of washington, it's hard to read the tea leaves. you a bunch of people saying we're close, we're getting there. and another bunch of people saying we're nowhere close at all. >> that's the way it is inside the beltway which never has a shortage of hot air. we're watching the president fighting against his democrats saying we're left out of the deal. republicans are trying to get a deal which doesn't include tax increases. revenues maybe. there was a meeting yesterday with the democratic leadership that was evidently rather feisty. you talk about people outside the beltway, the president is at the university of maryland today. he expects to say more about this. he wants that, quote, unquote,
balanced approach. we'll see how it shakes out. we're just 12 days away and counting. the good news, i suppose, is unlike a month ago when there really weren't options on the table, there are a few now. now it might be like a buffet, a chance to pick between them. there is some sense that this gang of six -- tell me what's happening. the gang of six proposal, is it gaining steam or losing steam? >> i think it is probably going to be somewhat of a template going forward for an agreement. the challenge is all the details that have to be written. so it may be that the president will have to back off in an orgal position of not signing a short-term deal. it would be a short-term deal with the understanding that there will be something much -- i'm not sure if that's possible. it might be a kind of grand bargain. >> tim, real quick, i want to show the viewers this video of a bunch of activists who got into michele bachmann and her husband's, backman and associates, their clinic in minneapolis.
it's interesting. this isn't just a protest about the fact that this clinic claims to counsel gay people into becoming straight. there's more to it. >> there's medicare and medicaid money that evidently has been funneled to this clinic. michele bachmann is one who says we don't need a big government. she said she would repeal the patient protection and affordable care act. it seems disingenuous that her husband's clinic is getting money. as i look at the video, doesn't it look like someone is going to yell, yeah, what's in your wallet? >> definitely looks like a capital one ad. tim farley, a guest with us every morning. here are three things to have on your radar. the pentagon is experted to certify the repeal of don't ask don't tell, meaning the u.s. military is prepared to accept openly gay and lesbian service members. at 11:00 a.m., the president will participate in a town hall at the university of maryland to
discuss a balanced approach to deaf sirte production. a welcome home ceremony is planned for the shuttle "atlantis" astronauts in houston. a break through in the nfl lockout. owners give the thumbs up to a ten-year revenue sharing agreement that will end the four-month work stoppage. >> hopefully we can all work quickly, expeditiously and get this agreement done. it is time to get back to football. that is what everybody -- >> now, this isn't a done deal. it's the players' turn to vote now. there are still issues that need to be hammered out. if players approve the deal, team facilities could be open as early as tomorrow. we'll keep you posted on that in cnn. they may have lost to japan in the world cup final, but three members on the women's team will serve as spokes people in conjunction with an upcoming marathon in chicago. a formal announcement is expected later to dafrnlths tiger woods' former caddie is
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good morning. friday, july 22nd. this is your a.m. wake-up call. i'm ali velshi live from new york. 46 minutes after the hour. this week the world watched as rupert murdoch, his son james and protege rebekah brooks answered questions about the phone hacking scandal. some ex "news of the world" editors say he gave mistaken information to the committee. atika, what's this about? >> this is not just the ex-editor, but also the former lawyer for "news of the world" saying james murdoch was very much mistaken in his testimony, that he had been informed about an e-mail called the fornevil e-mail that showed the problem was not limited to one reporter, that this was more than a single person. it went much further. so this suggests that possibly james murdoch actually knew about this much earlier and that
he settled with another claimant on this issue in order to basically cover it up. now, james murdoch has replayed to this challenge by his former editor and lawyer saying just very similar ly, i stand by my testimony to the select committee. very kurt reply. the committee members are not happy about this at all, they say they want to hear back from james murdoch to explain exactly what happened. was he lying the the committee, was he mistaken, did they forget. they want some reason for this apparent discrepancy. >> there has not been a day, has there, atika, where there hasn't been some new development or conflict in the story. thank you for following it for us. we'll continue to follow the story very closely. the military is about to take its final steps towards eliminating don't ask don't tell. today the pentagon is expected to certify it's ready to integrate openly gay service
members without sacrificing national security. that's according to a u.s. official who spoke on the condition of anonymity. the president has to endorse it. there's a 60-day waiting period. after that the policy is history. it is a new day and our sources say president obama is trying to coax members of his own party to get behind a plan to raise the debt ceiling, while cutting as much as $3 trillion in spending. that could mean changes in health and retirement programtion, also puts off tax code reform until later. the details are very fluid. no agreements yet. congressional democrats are particularly nervous about what they have to give up. the president is holding a two-hour meeting at the white house last night, writing about compromise in this morning's "usa today." that's what you're looking at. he says, quote, some of the cuts would target worthwhile programs that offer a lot of good for our country, cuts that some people in my own party aren't too happy about, frankly, i wouldn't make them if we didn't have so much debt. end quote. it's a sales pitch to the
american people, many of whom want less finger pointing and more action. i blame both parties for the stalemate. >> all of the people who are responsible for this are elected to do a job. if i did my job like that, i would be fired. keep in mind the treasury deadline to get this worked out is august 2nd. the clock is ticking. a killer in georgia executed by lethal injection in front of a video camera. andrew deyoung was declared dead thursday, 15 years after being convicted of murdering his parents and sister. courts allowed the execution to be taped to document his reaction to the injection. the state is using a new drug in the needle and some say it causes needless suffering. a woman expected of having ties to the hackers group anonymous says she's not dangerous. tracy venezuela pleaded guilty after she and 13 others were picked up in an fbi raid this week. the justice department says the woman is part of a collective
that attacked several websites, under judge's orders not to use the internet unless she's talking to her lauer. feathers, glitter, picket signs. doensz of las vegas show girls marching down the strip to protest so-called resort fees. several big name fees tack a fee onto your nightly room rate. those charges can range from $5 to $25. these pr formers are promoting caesar's entertainment, a company that has no resort fees. triple digit temps are still blistering the country, blamed for more than 20 deaths. today may be the hottest yet. let's go live to rob marciano live in atlanta. >> the resort fees may be worth it to get into ac. vegas won't break any records, there are a number of records broken yesterday, especially across the eastern third of the country. fort smith, 106.
elmira new york, 104. syracuse broke a record as well. jersey, newark, 103. that's a record. toledo is spelled wrong. you get the idea. a lot of folks seeing record breaking high temperatures. it will continue i think throughout the day today with heat indices across -- heat warnings and advisories across 29 states including the ever populated i-95 corridor. so one, actually probably two more days of this stuff along the east coast. 85 degrees expected today in chicago for a feels like temperature, cooling down a little bit. new york and d.c. tomorrow are still into the upper 90s and mid 100s. wet won't see the heat break there until sunday and eventually into monday. we're watching the tropics, hurricane dora continues to weaken. any travel delays today will be from afternoon pop-up thunderstorms. we don't have big storms rolling across the area, although chicago may see more than
others. they shut down the statue of liberty yesterday, ali, because of the heat, at least the crown because it was so hot up there. other spots, the belvedere pass in central park, they shut that down as well. if you're a tourist in new york city, call ahead before you go to these popular spots. >> it's not a driving city. you're bound to be outside and walking around new york. it was unbelievable yesterday. >> by the way, ali, i put my jacket on because i got insecure about my ultra white shirt. they never like you to wear a white shirt on tv. something different about your shirt, has circular. >> circles, yeah. it's textured. plain white shirts are no good. thank you for noticing. >> you always come to the table with something interest. >> rob marciano in the weather center.
members. at 11:00 a.m. eastern the prident will pticipate in a town hall at the university of maryland to discuss the on going efforts to find a balanced approach to deficit reduction. at 5:00 p.m. eastern, a welcome home ceremony planned for the shuttle "atlantis" astronauts in houston. let's go to carter evans live in new york where the markets are set to open. at the nasdaq market site, how is it shaping up today? >> looking pretty good today with the deal on the debt crisis in greece, investors are feeling a little bit better. now we just need to solve our own debt crisis. we've got big companies reporting today. investors will be keeping an eye out for ge, verizon, mcdonalds, honeywell, xerox. so far these earnings that have been coming in have been pretty good. >> carter, chrysler made its final payment of the money it took from the u.s. government. what's the news? how do taxpayers end up doing? >> well, pretty good. chrysler is all paid up, kind
of. the government sold off all its shares in the automaker at least six years earlier than expected. chrysler got more than $12 billion in loans. fiat ended up buying chrysler and just spent half a billion to buy back the government's remaining shares. the treasury department says taxpayers lost about $1.3 billion in the bailout. that was owed by the old chrysler before it went bankrupt before it was sold to fiat. >> carter, have a great day at the nasdaq market site. carter evans in new york. for republican candidates hoping to snag the 2012 bid, it's a jungle out there. here is jon stewart with the morning punch line. >> to become their party's nominee, they will need strength! they will need agility! they will need luck! mostly to survive they'll need money. >> rick santorum, not so much, half a million.
>> $500,000 in the war chest, bye-bye. >> what about the old silver back, newt gingrich? by the way, that's not a wildlife metaphor, he stopped shaving his back when he left congress. >> i wonder how "the daily show" will depict pawlenty's demise? if a pawlenty campaign falls in the woods, does it make a sound? >> her main cain raised $2.5 million. >> $2.5 million for herman cain? that's a lot of pepperoni for the godfather of buffet style pizza. there's one candidate who seems to be gaining strength by the day, michele bachmann. >> michele bachmann's migraines and whether this should be considered a campaign issue. >> i have to say, with all my issue of michele bachmann's